Don’t Diet

Don't Diet
By Matt Stone Don’t diet. Yes it’s bad for you and slows down your metabolism and worsens your mood and does heinous things to your body in a variety of ways. That’s not what this is about. I’m talking about it being unrealistic. If you think you can just go hungry and will away all your cravings, keep it up forever, and not return to eating what you want when...

Mom Forces Daughter to Lose Weight or Pay

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By Matt Stone I thought Bob Greene, perhaps America’s leading ambassador for the statistically-counterproductive pursuit of intentional weight loss (dieting), had really crossed the line by having people sign contracts to crash diet. But Greene has been thoroughly topped by the actions of one Korean mother who recently demanded her daughter to sign a contract stating that she (the...

Sex, Lawns and Body Image.

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By Julia Gumm Coming to terms with human nature in the 21st century is no straightforward task. We are equipped with the most primitive of biologies, a physiology that compels us to do two things: Survive and spread our genes. But teetering o’er top that eatin’, sleepin’ and er, copulatin’ machine, there balances an extremely sophisticated control center. It’s complex enough to get us interested...

Men… Don’t Let Your Woman Eat Salad!

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5 Reasons to Take Away Her Salad By Matt Stone Guys, don’t let your wife or girlfriend eat salad.  Or 100-calorie snack bars.  Or even that Special K stuff. Over the last 40 years the dieting mentality has managed to work its way into the DNA of the human female.  It’s hardwired from birth.  Whether this self-starvation programming comes from actual physical strands of genetic material is...

Massachusetts Fat Letters – BMI Report Cards

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The timeless practice of “looking busy” has reached new heights, and I suspect this is just a small sample of what’s in store for the world in dealing with the “childhood obesity crisis.”  Massachusetts has taken upon itself to issue “fat letters” to parents when a child reaches a body mass index that is significantly above normal.  Yes, this is...
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